Monday, October 3, 2011

RedEye general assignment reporter, Tribune Media Group, Chicago, IL

RedEye general assignment reporter, Tribune Media Group, Chicago, IL

RedEye, the Tribune Media Group’s free daily tabloid geared toward young
commuters, is seeking a creative and resourceful general assignment
reporter to contribute to our unique mix of news, sports and feature
content across print, web and mobile platforms. This position is ideal
for an entry-level reporter looking to cover a wide variety of topics
appealing to Chicago residents.
We’re looking for an innovative ideas generator who is as well versed in
neighborhood and metro news as he or she is in pop culture. The ideal
candidate is adept at cultivating source relationships with city
officials, celebrities and business leaders alike. He or she also must
have a keen ability to tell the stories of ordinary Chicagoans by
uncovering unique sources who represent the interesting realities of
living here.
The ideal candidate must have strong reporting and writing skills and a
flexible schedule. He or she must be enthusiastic about delivering on
RedEye’s unique mission to serve Chicagoans in their 20s and 30s with a
high-energy newspaper and Web site that capture the daily buzz. He or
she must be social-media savvy and skilled at mining the web for
sources, story ideas and reader interaction.
This fast-paced position requires a creative, organized, tenacious and
open-minded reporter. He or she must have a keen eye for social trends,
an ability to uncover and work with data sets, and the ability to meet
short- and long-term deadlines. Familiarity with Tribune/AP style and
copy editing procedures is required.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a high-performing team
in an environment that is fast, fun, collaborative and innovative.

-Metro news or business reporting experience at a daily newspaper
-Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications
-Ability to generate innovative, topical story ideas geared toward young
Chicago commuters
-Ability to report and write for the web first
-Ability to report and write multi-faceted print packages on deadline
-Ability to identify emerging social trends and quickly report on them
-Ability to monitor talkable stories online, including news specific to
Chicago neighborhoods

Application Deadline Oct. 7

Please apply directly on to Job ID 19258.

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